Student Types

A student’s aid eligibility is partially determined by the degree type being pursued.

Check out our New Applicant and Parent pages for information on starting the process.

A student pursuing their first Bachelors degree, regardless of if they have already received an Associates degree, is eligible for aid as an Undergraduate First Degree seeking student.

If a student is getting a Bachelors but has already completed their first then their eligibility is as an Undergraduate Second Degree seeking student.

A student returning after their first Bachelors might also be pursuing a Certificate or Licensure program, which depending on the program may have varying eligibility.

If admitted to a Graduate or Doctoral program then a student is eligible for aid as a Graduate degree seeking student.

Students in any of these groups may also have a second classification as an Online Student if they applied to a specifically distance program.

Veterans and/or Benefits Recipients receiving benefits through the VA will have separate processes to complete for those funds.

UNCG also has a program called Beyond Academics supporting students with intellectual and developmental disabilities enrolled in Integrative Community Studies, a four-year certificate course of study that emphasizes higher education, self-determination, community inclusion, career development and independent living. Students completing requirements for graduation receive a certificate awarded by The Office of the Provost at UNCG. The Beyond Academics program has a different set of aid eligibility.